My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Australia with my boyfriend, a noisy cockatiel, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen and haven’t looked back.

When I’m not writing I like to read, obsess over food blogs and my attempts at recreating their masterpieces, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel, and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper, or imagination.

These days I can be found sitting at my computer with a hot mug of tea, possibly some chocolate (okay, definitely some chocolate) creating the dark and dangerous worlds of the London Steampunk, Dark Arts or Burned Lands series' where even the darkest hero can find love. I’m a member of RWA (USA and Australia), and am represented by Jessica Faust of BookEnds; LLC.

I’m so grateful to get this chance to pursue my dream, so thank you to everyone who reads my books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them!

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Are you my perfect match?

About: Thirty-something romance author seeks readers for kick-bustle steampunk, post-apocalyptic or paranormal romances with some wicked-sexy banter, steamy bedroom action, and heroines who don't need a hero to save them. Looking for more than just a one-book fling, though I don’t require monogamy with my heroes–feel free to love them all!

Am I the right author for you?

  • Your idea of the perfect date includes a Saturday night in with your e-reader/paperback, a block of chocolate and perhaps a glass of wine…
  • You dream of a sexy HEA
  • ​And fall easily in love with some devilish heroes who know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it
  • ​You like dark, sensual stories with touches of saucy humor
  • ​Don’t mind the odd bad-boy with a rakish sense of charm
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, swash-buckling plot–think chases across rooftops, duels, explosions, stolen kisses in the heat of the moment…
  • ​Books that take you to unique worlds or explore exotic places in our own world are your favorites
  • ​You want to BE the heroine who takes names, fights her own battles, and isn’t above signing up to a challenge of wits with her hero
  • ​Prefer your vampires dark and delicious, and your werewolves to be sexy, muscled brutes with a Scottish accent
  • ​You think chess can be sexy (seriously, when you're betting buttons, chess can be sexy. See My Lady Quicksilver)
  • Want to add some extra names to your book boyfriends list (it’s not cheating if they’re not real)
  • ​Sexy banter gets you hot and bothered
  • ​You love epic action-adventure romance movies like The Mummy, Romancing the Stone, The Last of The Mohicans, The Mask of Zorro, and Mr. And Mrs. Smith
  • ​And shows like The 100, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Vikings or Penny Dreadful
  • 18+ or Parental Guidance Recommended (will also accept a curious teen who found her mother’s romance stash, because that’s how I got started)

What to expect if we’re compatible:

  • The occasional freebie novella, written just for the fans–check out my current offering, Tarnished Knight, available by signing up here
  • Frequent book and novella releases
  • ​Excerpts posted to my blog, newsletter and Facebook
  • ​International giveaways–I’m Australian, so I know what it’s like not to be able to enter 90% of book giveaways. Those posted in my newsletter are always international.
  • Recommendations for other cool romance authors in similar genres
  • ​I will totally bribe you with my Pinterest boards, especially my Potential Heroes board

So are you my ideal match? Check out my Books page for more info, or take the London Steampunk Quiz ...

Kiss of Steel is an enthralling debut with rich steampunk and vampire elements, and a leading man as wicked as he is irresistible. McMaster has crafted a hero and heroine who are intellectual and emotional equals; their love affair is heart-wrenching, redemptive and stirringly passionate. Expertly rounded out by pulse-pounding adventure, dastardly villains and complex secondary characters, this is a series opener to be read and savoured.” – RT Book Reviews

Dark, intense, and sexy… A stunning new series with an intriguing twist on the vampire theme.” – Library Journal

“Richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex… utterly delicious. ” –Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

“A fantastically imagined world, a heroine who is both smart and brave, an enigmatic bad-boy hero who jumps off the page, action, adventure, steampunk and blazing hot seduction…Bec McMaster offers it all” – Eve Silver, National best-selling author